The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 279 350 319
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 412 342 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.62% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.66% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 211 217
Median daily rate £380 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 16
Median hourly rate £27.75 £29.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.31% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.96 £35.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £28.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+56.00% +23.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46863 52014 52705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.72% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30655 33167 33349
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2000 2163
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +68 385 £380 +8.57% 128
London +72 219 £390 -4.00% 46
South East +31 74 £370 +12.12% 37
City of London +4 29 £385 -6.66% 14
East of England -3 22 £325 +1.56% 13
Yorkshire +26 21 £375 +50.00% 4
South West +6 17 £350 +20.68% 7
Scotland +6 17 £350 -17.64% 3
Hampshire +30 16 £300 -11.11% 10
Berkshire +10 14 £494 +43.63% 4
Surrey +13 11 £360 +17.55% 6
Hertfordshire +7 11 £325 -13.33% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £350 -2.77% 6
West Midlands -10 10 £400 +42.85% 2
South Yorkshire -6 9 £401 -2.90%
Kent +11 8 £345 +2.22% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £200 +11.11% 4
Milton Keynes +6 8 £200 +34.22% 4
North West -1 8 £425 +25.92% 14
Tyne and Wear -24 8 £268 - 1
North East -29 8 £268 - 1
West Yorkshire +23 7 £375 +50.00% 3
South Wales +9 7 £450 -18.18% 2
Glasgow +8 7 £350 -17.64% 1
Cambridge +5 7 £388 +7.63% 4
Wales +1 7 £450 +7.78% 2
Reading -3 7 £438 +7.69% 2
Oxfordshire -9 7 £400 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 7 £225 - 1
Sheffield -6 6 £488 +14.70%

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 544 (62.96%) Linux
2 291 (33.68%) VMware
3 287 (33.22%) Windows
4 265 (30.67%) Red Hat
5 243 (28.13%) Unix
6 242 (28.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 225 (26.04%) Puppet
8 181 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 167 (19.33%) Active Directory
10 154 (17.82%) Finance
10 154 (17.82%) Bash Shell
11 147 (17.01%) Perl
12 139 (16.09%) Python
12 139 (16.09%) DNS
13 135 (15.63%) Solaris
14 134 (15.51%) Apache
15 127 (14.70%) DevOps
16 125 (14.47%) PowerShell
17 121 (14.00%) Microsoft
18 119 (13.77%) Windows Server
19 116 (13.43%) SAN
20 112 (12.96%) Oracle
21 109 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
22 103 (11.92%) ITIL
22 103 (11.92%) Cisco
23 102 (11.81%) Opscode Chef
24 100 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
25 99 (11.46%) Ansible
25 99 (11.46%) Firewall
26 98 (11.34%) Tomcat

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 134 (15.51%) Apache
2 98 (11.34%) Tomcat
3 50 (5.79%) IIS
4 39 (4.51%) MS Exchange
5 34 (3.94%) WebLogic
6 28 (3.24%) nginx
7 25 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (2.20%) JBoss
9 19 (2.20%) SharePoint
10 18 (2.08%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.39%) Skype for Business
12 11 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (1.27%) Confluence
13 10 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (1.04%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.69%) iPlanet
15 6 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
16 5 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.50%) MS Office
3 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) HipChat
4 1 (0.12%) MS Project
4 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.12%) HFM
4 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) RMDS
4 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 100 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
2 26 (3.01%) Amazon S3
2 26 (3.01%) Office 365
3 24 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (1.85%) GitHub
5 15 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (1.27%) SaaS
7 8 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (0.81%) IaaS
9 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.46%) Route 53
10 4 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.35%) Boomi
11 3 (0.35%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.23%) Linode
12 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (16.09%) DNS
2 116 (13.43%) SAN
3 99 (11.46%) Firewall
4 68 (7.87%) DHCP
5 62 (7.18%) TCP/IP
6 55 (6.37%) LDAP
7 49 (5.67%) NAS
8 34 (3.94%) Internet
9 24 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (2.78%) LAN
10 23 (2.66%) WAN
11 22 (2.55%) SSH
11 22 (2.55%) X.509
12 21 (2.43%) Network Security
13 19 (2.20%) VPN
14 17 (1.97%) Kerberos
15 15 (1.74%) HTTP
16 14 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (1.62%) VLAN
17 13 (1.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.06%) MySQL
2 56 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 45 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (2.31%) Big Data
5 18 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 18 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.81%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.58%) DataStage
11 5 (0.58%) HBase
11 5 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
11 5 (0.58%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.46%) DB2
12 4 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.35%) GIS
13 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (5.90%) Jenkins
2 44 (5.09%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.01%) Subversion
4 23 (2.66%) TeamCity
5 21 (2.43%) JIRA
6 17 (1.97%) Hudson
7 13 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (1.16%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.93%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.58%) Travis CI
13 4 (0.46%) Maven
14 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.35%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.35%) GitLab
14 3 (0.35%) Gradle
14 3 (0.35%) gulp
14 3 (0.35%) Selenium
15 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
General
1 154 (17.82%) Finance
2 47 (5.44%) Banking
3 27 (3.13%) Back Office
4 18 (2.08%) Publishing
5 17 (1.97%) Law
6 16 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.81%) Legal
9 6 (0.69%) Advertising
9 6 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.58%) Marketing
11 4 (0.46%) Electronics
12 3 (0.35%) Games
13 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.23%) Retail
14 1 (0.12%) Automotive
14 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.17%) LAMP
2 28 (3.24%) Web Services
3 25 (2.89%) Middleware
4 14 (1.62%) .NET
4 14 (1.62%) HTML
5 12 (1.39%) ELK Stack
5 12 (1.39%) Node.js
6 10 (1.16%) REST
7 8 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
7 8 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
8 7 (0.81%) SAML
9 6 (0.69%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.69%) CSS
9 6 (0.69%) J2EE
10 5 (0.58%) SOAP
11 4 (0.46%) HTML5
12 3 (0.35%) Browserify
12 3 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.35%) RESTful
12 3 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.52%) Data Centre
2 41 (4.75%) Clustering
3 35 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.78%) Replication
6 12 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (1.16%) NHS
9 8 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
10 7 (0.81%) EMC VNX
10 7 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.58%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.58%) CMDB
11 5 (0.58%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.58%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (0.58%) Fintech
12 4 (0.46%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.46%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 544 (62.96%) Linux
2 287 (33.22%) Windows
3 243 (28.13%) Unix
4 242 (28.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 135 (15.63%) Solaris
6 119 (13.77%) Windows Server
7 109 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 98 (11.34%) CentOS
9 90 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (6.25%) Ubuntu
11 42 (4.86%) AIX
12 37 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (2.78%) SUSE
13 24 (2.78%) Windows 7
14 20 (2.31%) Debian
15 18 (2.08%) HPUX
16 16 (1.85%) Windows XP
17 13 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 9 (1.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (14.70%) DevOps
2 103 (11.92%) ITIL
3 96 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 70 (8.10%) Load Balancing
5 55 (6.37%) Migration
6 46 (5.32%) Change Management
7 39 (4.51%) High Availability
8 38 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (4.40%) Open Source
8 38 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
9 31 (3.59%) Virtual Environments
10 26 (3.01%) Change Control
11 25 (2.89%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (2.89%) Incident Management
11 25 (2.89%) Problem Management
12 24 (2.78%) Server Building
13 23 (2.66%) Service Management
14 22 (2.55%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (2.55%) Data Management
14 22 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 154 (17.82%) Bash Shell
2 147 (17.01%) Perl
3 139 (16.09%) Python
4 125 (14.47%) PowerShell
5 98 (11.34%) SQL
6 71 (8.22%) Shell Script
7 63 (7.29%) PHP
8 61 (7.06%) Java
9 51 (5.90%) Ruby
10 24 (2.78%) JavaScript
11 20 (2.31%) C++
12 18 (2.08%) C
13 11 (1.27%) AWK
13 11 (1.27%) Korn
13 11 (1.27%) sed
14 10 (1.16%) C#
14 10 (1.16%) VB
15 8 (0.93%) VBScript
16 6 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 57 (6.60%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (3.70%) CCNA
5 20 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.62%) MCP
9 13 (1.50%) Degree
9 13 (1.50%) RHCE
10 12 (1.39%) MCSE
10 12 (1.39%) RHCSA
11 11 (1.27%) CCNP
12 8 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.69%) AAT
15 4 (0.46%) VCAP
15 4 (0.46%) VCP5
16 3 (0.35%) CCA
16 3 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.94%) SLA
2 9 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.81%) QA
4 6 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) BS7799
System Software
1 181 (20.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 167 (19.33%) Active Directory
3 57 (6.60%) vSphere
4 36 (4.17%) NFS
5 35 (4.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 32 (3.70%) Docker
7 30 (3.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 30 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (2.43%) Hyper-V
9 20 (2.31%) VMware ESX
10 19 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (1.62%) KVM
11 14 (1.62%) Samba
12 13 (1.50%) Postfix
12 13 (1.50%) XenApp
13 9 (1.04%) FreeRADIUS
13 9 (1.04%) Terminal Services
13 9 (1.04%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.93%) iptables
14 8 (0.93%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 225 (26.04%) Puppet
2 102 (11.81%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (11.46%) Ansible
4 85 (9.84%) Nagios
5 53 (6.13%) SCCM
6 39 (4.51%) NetBackup
7 36 (4.17%) SCOM
8 21 (2.43%) WSUS
9 18 (2.08%) logstash
9 18 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
10 14 (1.62%) Terraform
11 13 (1.50%) Kibana
12 12 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 11 (1.27%) Graphite
13 11 (1.27%) ZABBIX
14 9 (1.04%) Control-M
14 9 (1.04%) Oracle ZFS
15 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 291 (33.68%) VMware
2 265 (30.67%) Red Hat
3 121 (14.00%) Microsoft
4 112 (12.96%) Oracle
5 103 (11.92%) Cisco
6 76 (8.80%) HP
7 72 (8.33%) Veritas
8 71 (8.22%) EMC
9 53 (6.13%) IBM
9 53 (6.13%) NetApp
10 47 (5.44%) Sun
11 37 (4.28%) Citrix
12 35 (4.05%) Symantec
13 27 (3.13%) Dell
14 26 (3.01%) ServiceNow
15 24 (2.78%) Splunk
16 14 (1.62%) Veeam
17 13 (1.50%) CheckPoint
18 12 (1.39%) 3PAR
18 12 (1.39%) F5
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
iKas International
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago